The Methadone Maintenance Treatment (Camh) helps patients overcome an addiction of opioid dependence. The treatment uses methadone as a replacement for the opioid. Methadone is a narcotic drug that helps suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings for opioids, not induce intoxication (e.g., sedation or euphoria) and reduce the euphoric effects of other opioids, such as heroin (Camh). MMT is beneficial to the patient in many reasons. Methadone helps suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms because patients in this treatment program are given only one a day. According to the Camh, methadone lasts for about 24 to 36 hours, while heroin lasts for three to six hours, which are easier to overdose. Another benefit
It was my pleasure to attend my first ever Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting. This particular meeting was held at 7:30pm in the lunch room at Richmond Community Hospital. Richmond Community Hospital is located within Richmond, Virginia in an area known as Church Hill. The group is called Church Hill and is open to the public for opportunities to join or observed. In addition, the meeting’s content consists of topic discussions and numerous formats. The opportunity is also available for various members to share their testimony which is known in the community as round robin.
The disease model of addition is the foundation of Narcotics Anonymous. The disease model posits that the addict has an incurable disease much like diabetes or an allergy; thus, exposure to a substance is viewed as the primary cause of psychological addiction (Narcotics Anonymous, 1983; Jenkins, 2016). N.A. is identified with the spiritual model of treatment (Jenkins & Finner-Williams, 2016). The spiritual model of therapy views addiction as a disease to which persons are defenseless without a “higher-power.” In this view, treatment focuses on the resignation of self, and instead, instruction from a higher power and a spiritual awakening toward recovery (Jenkins & Finner-Williams, 2016).
The support group I am interested in using for my Support Group Paper is a support group called Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals to recovery from their addiction of using drugs. This type of organization has support groups that express their experiences of using drugs, how it affects the user and those closest to them, and supports each member in the support group to keep from using drugs again, as done in its support group.
Jamal is a 32-year-old, homosexual, African American male. Jamal started experimenting with drugs at the age of sixteen. Jamal drank alcohol each weekend and smoked marijuana on a periodic basis throughout his adolescent years. By twenty Jamal started drinking massively and exploring with Ecstasy. By twenty-three Jamal preceded toward methamphetamine. Jamal continued initially smoking it several times weekly. Three years ago, he set about injecting. Within several months, Jamal became a loyal user. Jamal is currently injecting methamphetamine several times daily.
Drug abuse is a worldwide problem that affects millions of people (UNODC, 2012), and Maldives is no exception. Drug misuse or abuse refers to the use of a drug for purposes for which it was not intended or using a drug in excessive quantities.
(2007) detail their findings regarding the implementation on Skills and Knowledge on Opiate Prevention (SKOOP), a program developed to train individuals to prevent overdoses and provide them with prescriptions for Naloxone. Much like in the research of Bennet, Bell, Tomedi, Hulsey, and Kral (2011), cited above, participant’s for SKOOP were recruited through a needle exchange program. SKOOP differed from Bennet, Bell, Tomedi, Hulsey, and Kral’s (2011) OPP, in that afte participants completed the training, they met with an on-site physician to receive their Naloxone kit and receive referrals for primary care physicians or drug treatment if they were interested. There were several important challenges identified with the implementaton of SKOOP: Naloxone distribution is seen as a politically charged issue because it often viewed as a safety net for drug users that may increase their comfort with using more drugs. In many states it is considered illegal for an individual to administer a drug prescribed to them to someone else, which is the case when administering Naloxone. Many drug users are concerned with the withdrawal effects of Naloxone. Individuals may experience barriers to attending the scheduled trainings. Lastly, many individuals who were interested in receiving training and Naloxone were not interested in participating in the research due to confidentiality concerns. Ultimately, the authors concluded that Naloxone distribution programs are feasible and effective and recommend that additional cities in the US initiate similar
The beginning of the crack cocaine epidemic began in the early 1970’s when crack cocaine was considered a fashionable drug for entertainers and businesspeople. Cocaine helped users stay awake and it gave them energy for the day. It was popular for businessmen or anyone with a stressful job to take. It even spread to colleges as we see in most colleges the amount of students experimenting with cocaine increased tenfold from 1970 to 1980. By the late 1970’s Colombian drug cartels began smuggling massive amounts of cocaine into major United States cities, primarily Miami and New York City. Cartels were getting creative and had many ways to get the drug into the United States. After the cartels got cocaine into major cities
I hope to use the degree I receive to gain acceptance into a DrPH program. Specifically, one focused on community and behavioral health. I hope to solve problems that are related to addiction. I want to educate communities about the realities of substance abuse and treatment. Using my interviewing skills, I would like to identify common themes and goals within specific drug cultures and communities. I plan to use the scientific method, to create and implement community programs based on the acquired qualitative data. Board behavioral studies will be used to provide evidence for sensible policies.
Attention catcher: Addiction is an awful that not all people but most people will have to go though but the effect of addiction in third world countries are most times more severe.The over drug use are stabilizing in industrial countries. But for the third world countries the problem is only getting worse. Developing countries in eastern africa have rising numbers in heroin use, also increasing amounts of cocaine in west africa and south america. And the the increasing production and abuse of synthetic drugs in asia and the middle east.
My service learning experience was an awakening experience. I have always been drawn to help those with substance abuse because of judgmental treatment I have observed over the years. I understand that substance abuse is a health problem and addictions can be difficult to overcome; what I didn’t know before was how prevalent it was in our community, as well as in my generation. When we think about those who are alcoholics or drug addicts, we think of older adults and those in their late teens to early twenties. We don’t think of CEOs of corporations, bankers, physicians, lawyers, mothers, or other prominent members of our community. The experience was life changing, but also awkward, as I came in contact with people I knew personally and was
Today, there are many drug trafficking cases which involves the Sicilian mafia, notably the ‘Ndrangheta. However, during the 1970s and 1980s, Cosa Nostra was famously involved in drug trafficking and was central family for drug dealing in Europe. Therefore, in this paper, I am going to feature, prominently, the evolution of drug trafficking, heroine mainly in this case, in Cosa Nostra since 1950 to present, and their decline leading to ‘Ndrangheta’s role in being the drug trafficking center in Southern Italy. In my arguments, I am going to look at the transportation of heroine and how this business has helped Cosa Nostra since inception until today. Finally I will investigate recent proceeding brought by the ‘Ndrangheta, the new
Hello my name is Eduardo Vasquez and today I will be talking to you about the concerns of drug trafficking, and what should be done to reduce it. Today drug trafficking is a worldwide problem affecting many countries and their people. What is drug trafficking? Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. Although the UNODC(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their dynamics.But drug trafficking continues to be a big problem throughout the world. Civilians usually pay the price due to drugs gangs
The drug, Cocaine, used to be a pharmaceutical drug prescribed when it was first discovered in the late nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century extending in to the twenty-first century, cocaine is classified as an illegal psychoactive drug that changes an individuals brain function to alter their perception, mood, and behaviours. The discovery of cocaine by the medical industry was an exciting one because cocaine offered a solution to morphine addiction. The distribution of cocaine across the globe originates in South America because the plant that cocaine is extracted from grows there. Despite cocaine having an illegal status, individuals consume the drug on a recreational basis. A well-known example of individuals that take cocaine
The family system relationships or family's dynamics in recovery goal are to regain control with interventions, to sustain stability and adhere to the change in the family subsystems. The perception of a family system is to maintain stability, constant change, and increase the complexity over time. “The process of substance abuse trickle down and affect not just the individual, but the entire family because of genetics, physiological, emotional or family functions factors” (Cook, 2007, pg.131).